The information on this page is provided by the East European Resource Centre (EERC).
The EERC is a charity (reg. no. 1114607) that provides information, advice and support to people from Central and Eastern Europe from the 2004 and 2007 EU accession countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
It also provides individual tailored support to Poles who have been victims of or witnessed hate crime in London, and has created a guide for victims and organisations supporting victims of hate crime.
The guide describes victims’s rights, highlights police and criminal justice agencies’ obligations to take action, and provides good practice in reporting hate crime and supporting victims in the process.
The Guide is available FREE here: Dealing With Hate Crime March17
Experienced? Witnessed? React!
Have you been a victim of racial hate crime after the Brexit vote? Racial hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race or ethnicity. Racial hate crime may include threats, verbal abuse, online abuse, damage to property, violence, harassment.
Has it happened to you, or have you witnessed a hate crime? You may be upset, angry, in shock or hurt, but it is very important that you report it as soon as possible! Standing your ground will help you recover.
Police Emergency: 999
Police Non-Emergency: 101
If you have been a victim of hate crime, hate speech or other racially motivated incident and not sure what to do you can contact us! Our specialist advocacy project provides individual tailored support to Poles who have been victims of or witnessed hate crime in London.
East European Resource Centre
Polish Crime Advocates (open Monday – Friday 9.30 – 5pm): 020 8741 1288, 0800 121 4226